13 Human Triggered Avalanches in Utah in the Past 4 Days

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5' deep avalanche at Lake Creek on Saturday, Dec. 21st, 2013.  learn more:  Lake Creek avy
5′ deep avalanche at Lake Creek on Saturday, Dec. 21st, 2013. learn more: Lake Creek avy

Between Thursday, December 19th and Sunday, December 22nd, there were 13 human triggered avalanche in Utah this past week.  The avalanche depths varied from 5-feet-deep to 1-foot-deep with most of the avalanches being 2-feet-deep.

High elevation zones in the Cottonwood Canyons in Utah were rated at “CONSIDERABLE” avalanche danger over the weekend.  Mid elevation zones were at “CONSIDERABLE” as well.

Weekend avalanches in Utah.
Weekend avalanches in Utah.
Weekend avalanches in Utah.
Weekend avalanches in Utah.

Please visit:

Utah Avalanche Center

5' deep avalanche at Lake Creek on Saturday, Dec. 21st, 2013.  learn more:  Lake Creek avy
5′ deep avalanche at Lake Creek on Saturday, Dec. 21st, 2013. learn more: Lake Creek avy

WEEKEND BURIALS & AVALANCHE RIDES:

– A skier was partially buried near Alta ski resort at Patsy Marley on Saturday, December 21st.

– A snowmobiler was partially buried at Lake Creek on Saturday, December 21st.

– A skier rode an avalanche but wasn’t buried in Grizzly Gulch (near Alta) on Friday, December 20th.

Hidden Canyon full burial avalanche.  learn more:  hidden creek avy
Hidden Canyon full burial avalanche. learn more: hidden creek avy

– A skier was fully buried near Brighton ski resort (Hidden Canyon) on Friday, December 20th but was able to wriggle free of the avalanche debris.  Debris pile was 10-feet-deep in spots.

– A skier was caught in an avalanche at Davenport HIll (near Alta) on Thursday, December 19th, but was able self arrest in the bed surface.

– A snowboarder was partially bured in Silver For on Thursday, December 19th.

White Pine Canyon avalanche to the ground.  learn more:  white pine avy
White Pine Canyon avalanche to the ground. learn more: white pine avy

Lets all be very careful in the Utah backcountry right now.  The #1 sign that there could be avalanches is avalanche and we know it’s been sliding in Utah.

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SnowBrains.com’s Avalanche Webpage

 


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